Tower in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado

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Olde Town Arvada

The city of Arvada, located just northwest of Denver, offers visitors a small-town feel. Much of the community's charm stems from the turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance of Olde Town Arvada, with its numerous restaurants, bars, breweries, galleries and shops.

After the discovery of gold, the town grew as railroad and trolley lines from Denver were built and agriculture thrived. Arvada boasts 90 parks within city limits and festivals and farmers' markets nearly every weekend.

One of the city's most notable attractions is the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, housing spaces for theatrical and musical productions and visual art.

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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

This cultural center features three theaters with seating for more than 1,500 people for a variety of theatrical and music productions. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities also has two floors of gallery space for art shows and a permanent museum on Arvada's history.


Arvada is home to 125 miles of hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails. The Clear Creek Trail is an 18-mile trail that connects with the South Platte River Trail. You can ride to Golden in one direction or Denver in the other.

Craft Beer & Spirits

Olde Town Arvada is home to one of Denver Beer Co.'s. outposts. This dog-friendly spot is high on the fun factor. Talnua Distillery claims to be America’s first single-pot still whiskey distillery. Taste the American spirit with an Irish soul. Go on a guided tour and tasting to learn all about it. You can also have a drink in the cocktail lounge and admire three copper pot stills.

Rocky Flats Institute and Museum

This museum tells the story of Colorado's (now demolished) Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant. 

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Arvada is an easy light rail ride from downtown Denver's Union Station on the G Line

Renowned best-selling author, Clive Cussler, opens his collection of rare and vintage automobiles to the public from May to October at the Cussler Museum.

Talnua Distillery in Arvada, ColoradoAnnual Events

St. Patrick's Day Festival

The fun starts in March in Olde Towne Arvada with the Luck of the Irish.

Summer Events

The summer features 2nd Saturday Street Festivals. Friday nights in August are reserved for the family-friendly Flicks in the Square film series. 

Harvest Festival

Occurs in September and features a parade and food.

Festival of Scarecrows

Festival in October where dozens of scarecrows pop up all around the town. 


December 1st celebration that includes a tree-lighting ceremony, carolers and a visit from Santa. 

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